Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2018 took place from January 31st until February 4th in Mumbai, India. The fashion packed 5 day event showcased the upcoming trends for summer 2018 including both ready-to-wear pieces as bridal looks. LFW is known for its Bollywood bonanza: a lot of stunning it-girls (and it-guys) from the industry walk the ramp as showstoppers for the designers. From up and coming faces to the classic Bollywood beauties, the final look on the ramp is always picture perfect (which is probably why I feature so many of these moments).
The second show day was all about sustainable fashion. From durable wear to recycled materials and sustainable textiles… It’s a great and necessary step of the fashion industry to create awareness and move forward. Fast fashion is one of the dirtiest industries in the world, which is why its great that designers are taking a stand. Rajesh Pratap Singh‘s sustainable collection in cooperation with Tencel™ (fabric with fibers extracted from natural raw wood from socially and environmentally responsible forests in Europe) is an example.
A collection that sparked my interest was The Tribe – The India Story by Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, designed for millennials. A young generation continously crossing and defying borders, physical, social and psychological. Is it because I am part of this generation that I love it so much? Maybe, I adore the designs, they are edgy & fierce. Up against the mainstream!
The collection by Punit Balana really stood out. His debut collection ‘Rose Garden’ included light & playful pieces in beautiful colors (shades of red) with floral details.
A bridal look that blew me away was was by House of Kotwara‘s Meera and Muzaffar Ali from their collection Samanzar – A Garden of Flowers worn by Sushmita Sen. A beautiful lehenga with glittering choli with not one, but two dupatta scarves. The colour & silver embroidery details make it stand out, perfect for a modern day bride. Where can I place my order?
Tarun Tahiliani‘s collection Tarakini was also a feast for the eyes. Traditional and fusion wear pieces with as core inspiration the celestial universe and its constellations of stars + floral motifs. Showstopper Kriti Sanon wore a spectacular nude tulle lehenga, choli and draped dupatta decorated with glitters. The color combination works extremely well: nudes, purples, pinks and peaches. No one does it quite like Tarun Tahiliani.
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Showstopper Kangana Ranaut for Shyamal and Bhumika for the collection Wonderland
Shweta Kapur’s 431-88 collection
Showstopper Vaani Kapoor for Nehe Agarwal’s Lost in the woods collection
Showstopper Shilpa Shetty for Jayanti Reddy’s collection Life in Monochrome
Showstopper Pooja Hegde for Ridhi Mehra’s Cinco collection
Showstopper Kiara Advani for the collection Gulab Baug
The Neel collection by Gaurang Shah
Showstopper Bipasha Basu for Reshma Kunhi in the Lotus collection
Showstopper Aditi Rao Hydari in Payal Singhal’s Saira collection
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput at Anita Dongre’s Songs of Summer
Anita Dongre’s collection Songs of Summer
Lakme Absolute Brand Ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan for Anamika Khanna
Helena Bajaj Larsen